Seal of Claiborne County
What it symbolizes
The Graham-Kivette House, built circa 1810, is the oldest home in Tazewell and one of only a few buildings that survived a disastrous fire in 1862. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance has this home as #4 on the Ten Endangered Heritage List.
The Claiborne County Chamber & ECD Foundation have taken over responsibility for the property, and want to restore the building and grounds back to its original state.
Some exciting news. Eleanor Yoakum, First Century Bank, has been nominated to sit on the board of the East Tennessee Historical Society. After talking to Cherel B. Henderson, Executive Director of the ETHS, during the Sevier Family Association gathering in Knoxville I mentioned the close relationship between the Jennings/Yoakum families and my desire to see that the current Graham-Kivette House be restored and used in a historical setting. The relationships are below:
69 + Carson5 JENNINGS b. Aug 31 1902 d. Apr 27 1970
70 + Lynn A. JENNINGS b. May 17 1905 d. Aug 31 1973
He also married (71) Mossie WITT, daughter of WITT, who was born Nov 21, 1869 at Claiborne Co., Tennessee, USA. Mossie died on Dec 15, 1966.
72 + Archie Witt5 JENNINGS b. Feb 21 1912 d. Jan 22 1962
73 + Lillian Inez JENNINGS b. Apr 18 1914 d. Jul 14 1986
74 + James Alfred JENNINGS b. Mar 19 1918 d. Dec 11 1981
Lillian Inez5 JENNINGS, (William4 JENNINGS, Anderson3, Anderson2, Hezakiah1) was born Apr 18, 1914 at Claiborne Co., Tennessee, and married (133) Kyle KIVETT, son of James P. KIVETT and Cordilla J. CARR, who was born Dec 9, 1911 at Claiborne Co., Tennessee.
Robert G. YOAKUM, Jr. (Robert G. YOAKUM5, George W. YOAKUM4, Valentine YOAKUM3, Matthias M. YOAKUM2, Peter YOAKUM1) was born 6 Sep 1824 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, and died 10 Feb 1901 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. He was buried in Yoakum Chapel Cem., Claiborne County, Tennessee. He married Lucinda JENNINGS 20 Jun 1856 in Claiborne County, Tennessee, daughter of Anderson M. JENNINGS and Zilpha MOORE. She was born 30 Apr 1837 in Tennessee, and died 13 Jan 1921 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. She was buried in Yoakum Chapel Cem., Claiborne County, Tennessee.
Yoakum, Robert G. - Confederate, 7th Regiment, Tenn. Infantry, Co. E, Pvt., film #M231 roll 48.
Yoakum, Robert G. - Conscripted April 18, 1864. Deserted at Hanover Court House, Va. May 25, 1864. From East Tennessee.
Henry Lewis7 WALKER, (Sterling6 WALKER, Johnathan5, Joseph4, Edward3, John2, John1) was born May 26, 1874, and married Mattie J. FARMER, daughter of (Samuel FARMER, William, Susan STONE, John, William, Henry,
William, Philip, William), and Hattie Viola Redmond who was born Feb 25, 1887. Henry Lewis died on Nov 13, 1935. Mattie died in 1979 and was buried in Fugate Cem.
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The Courier News - Clinton, Tennessee
Claiborne County Progress
The Boys of Fall
How Bout Those Gibbs Eagles
Kenny Chesney played for the Eagles Division I - Always a rival for our Claiborne Bulldogs, in distance probably our second closest rival.
It was nice to be a part of that first Claiborne County Club.
Grainger County Today
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CO2= 1 part carbon and 2 parts oxygen. If you take the letters only, "co", just think about how many words begin with those two letters. There is coward, cough, corruption, corrosion, complacent, coercion and communist . Also community, correlation, company, comprehension, cohesion, companion, consensus, coherent and correction. Some good and some bad. You will see if you focus on the good spellings that your going to make the world a whole lot better place to live.
Located on the beautiful campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee, the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum houses one of the most diverse Lincoln and Civil War collections in the country. As a student there during 1976 thru 1978 I was able to assist as a student worker in the moving in and restoration of many of the pieces now housed in this museum.
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